Fort Paladin

(2003)

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Fort Paladin

(2003)

Kinetic Sculpture

6' x 6' x 5'

About

Keywords: Tolkien, Christ, Your Empire and Your Desktop

Fort Paladin is a medieval computer castle automaton trained to kill and master the American army ‘s recruitment training game “America’s Army” using elecro-mechanics and a custom written expert system.

GodsEye is borrowed from the computer gaming term God’s eye perspective which positions the player as a God/General/Wizard floating above the world – awarded total control over cities, armies and minions. GodsEyecosists of several computer sculptures that make up a techno-/neo-medieval landscape built around the functional hardware elements of a computer desktop environment: keyboard, mouse, monitor, tower, etc. Formally, it draws from the subcultures of custom computer case modifications, hardware hacking, computer game modification and sampling.

Texts

Martha Schwendener – review (Artforum.com)

Kevin Temple – review (Toronto NOW)

Peter Goddard- review (Toronto Star)

“A Touch of Medieval”

Exhibition History

Media City Seoul, Seoul, South Korea

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

The New Museum of Modern Art, NY,NY

Postmasters Gallery, NY,NY